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Sunday, January 22, at 8:30 and 11
Ordinary People - Extraordinary Results!
This Sunday, January 22, we have Matthew 4:12-23 as our guide. In this pericope Jesus is walking along the Sea of Galilee, realizing that with the death of John the Baptizer, his ministry is even more critical.
As he goes from place to place, he starts gathering his followers. He invites people who are busy with their ordinary daily work to follow him. Immediately they do so! In following Jesus, these ordinary people start a relationship with the Messiah, the one who come to announce that the kingdom of God has arrived. The results will be extraordinary - for both them and the world.
The Youth of Church of the Palms will be hosting their annual "Baked Potato Bar" on January 22, directly following the service (potatoes may be bought "to go" following the 8:30 a.m. service.)
Please support the Youth in their efforts to raise money to attend Revolution 2017 in Columbia, SC January 27-29.
Join us for sewing of the first caps of 2017 on Tuesday, January 24, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. with a lunch break around noon. However, we appreciate drop-ins and those who give any amount of time they have.
Don't forget, there are lots of non-sewing jobs so if you think this is something you would like to help with, don't be shy! If you are staying all day, there will be hot vegetable beef soup for you to eat! Bonus lunch!
Any questions please contact Linda Forry at 513-519-4271. Hope to see you there!
Come join the Sisters!! Wednesday morning Bible study of Hebrews. Each Wednesday morning starts with a little breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at Church of the Palms, followed by a study led by Pastor Pete from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. The study this week on January 25 starts at Hebrews 6:13
The book of Hebrews is often referred to as a letter, but more appropriately should be considered a sermon. It was written mainly to the Hebrew believers. The author is anonymous and the date is was written is uncertain, but generally between 67 and 90 A.D.
The purpose of this book is clear. It was written to present the Lord Jesus Christ as perfect and superior in comparison to anything prior. The author was writing to a group of Christians who were under intense persecution and some were contemplating a return to their old ways. The writer admonished them not to turn away from their only hope of salvation.
Sounds like valuable teaching for us today! Share and invite a friend!
Brothers! continue their study of the book of Luke at Luke 22:7 on January 26 at 8 a.m.
The book of Luke is a Gospel that contains varies forms of literature including narrative history, genealogy, sermons and parables. Parables are the emphasis of Luke and the writer has included some 19 of them. Luke, a doctor and a Greek Christian, wrote this record around 59-61 C.E. He accompanied Paul on mission journeys, as described in the book of Acts, which Luke also wrote.
Come join this study of this interesting prophet. All men are always welcomed!
Additional details on The Brothers! available online.
Brothers Too! continue their study the Book of Ruth on January 28, at Ruth 2:5. Led by Pastor Pete, Brothers Too! meets every other Saturday for breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. and then join in a Bible study from 8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
The book of Ruth is a love story, yet also has some important genealogy. The timeline of this book is intertwined during the period of the Judges. Key personalities include Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz.
Its purpose was to demonstrate the kind of love, and faithfulness that God desires for us. It shows the difference between what happens when a nation does not follow in obedience to the covenant of God (Judges), and when God’s people follow in faithfulness within the covenant (Ruth).
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8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Ordinary People - Extraordinary Results!
Additional responds to our Forward in Faith Capital Campaign continue to come in.
God is doing great things in, through, and around Church of the Palms and EVERYONE has an opportunity to be part of it all.
Any size of sacrificial gift to the Forward in Faith Capital Campaign is a way of joining the vision God has for us as a church. The act of making a commitment is a way of being “all in” and placing trust in God.
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